Kenya police summon finance minister over dams scandal

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Kenyan Finance Minister Henry Rotich has been summoned for a second time over a multi-million dollar scandal involving advance payments for two dam projects.

This comes just days after the head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) announced a probe into the fraudulent construction of the Arror and Kimwarer dams - valued at 63 billion shillings (around $629 million).

According to reports, some of the payments had already been made despite the dams not being built.

In a statement published earlier, Rotich said up to 19.8 billion shillings ($198 million) had been paid in advance to various firms for in accordance with the law. 

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